iceland midnight sun

when the sun never sleeps

Destination Explanation

Midnight Sun: When the Sun Never Sleeps

The midnight sun is caused by the tilt of the Earth’s axis towards the sun during summer. This same tilt of the Earth’s axis and the Earth revolving around the sun cause seasons to happen. 

Photography in the Midnight Sun zone creates some of the most amazing landscape shooting to be found anywhere on the planet. As landscape photographers, we intrinsically love sunrises and sunsets. The problem though is that they are so fleeting, there’s barely any time to photograph one before it’s gone and you’re left in the dark (literally).

There are only a few days in Iceland when the sun is fully visible for all 24 hours, but even on the other days, when it does set, it doesn’t set very far. The sun just travels along the horizon creating an extended sunset, which eventually fades seamlessly into the sunrise. As such, it’s possible to have a sunset and sunrise that lasts for HOURS!

During the summer months, it doesn’t get fully dark in Iceland. This is because the sun only dips below the horizon, meaning it remains quite bright, even in the middle of the night. This offers photographers the chance to take advantage of that wonderful golden light 

On the longest days, Golden Hour can last up to 7 hours!



July 8 - 16,2023

The Host

tour price: $ 3200

$1000 USD deposit required to reserve your spot

group size

Small group experience (max 6)


Necessary Covid-19 Vaccinations, ​International Medical and Travel Insurance Coverage



Prices are based on double-occupancy unless noted. Single-occupancy rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis (in most places) and subject to a supplemental fee.

We try to accommodate participants who request single accommodations, as well as those looking for a roommate. If a single room is requested, or if we are unable to find a suitable roommate, you will be required to pay the supplement.




Photo Tour price is in US Dollars based upon a minimum of 5 paying participants. In the unlikely event the photo tour does not fill, there is a small surcharge of $500 USD for 3-5 paying participants.

What’s Included:

2 Photography Instructors

Accommodations (Based on Double Occupancy)

Transportation during trip

All Tickets and Entrance Fees

Camera and Gear Rent

What’s Excluded:

Airfare to and from Lofoten

Food and Beverages

Liquir and Alcohol

Tips for tour guides, drivers, bellhops etc.

International Medical and Travel Insurance Coverage



– Arrival. (I will arrive at 6:30 AM on a flight from Jakarta) Everyone should be either in KEF (airport) or Reykjavic, ready for departure NO LATER than noon 12PM.

– If leaving earlier, potential for a bonus stop.

– Drive to Grundarfjordar area, Kirkjufell sunset shoot (Optional)

– Hotel


– Short drive to location, Arnarstapi sea arch

– Drive towards Gullfoss

– Potential bonus stop

– Stop at Oxararfoss

– Sunset shoot at Gullfoss

– Hotel



– Gullfoss sunrise

– Hike to/shoot Bruarfoss

– Drive

– Seljalandsfoss

– Hotel


– Morning shoot Skogafoss, falls upstream hike

– Drive

– Glaciers, Svartifoss hike

– Jokulsarlon sunset shoot

– Hotel


– Morning shoot

– Drive

– Glaciers, Svartifoss hike

– Jokulsarlon sunset shoot

– Hotel


– Jokulsarlon morning shoot

– Ice Cave tour

– Drive

– Stokksnes sunset shoot

– Hofn area hotel


– Hvalnes morning shoot

– Turn west

– Afternoon/Evening shoots

– Hotel Jokulsarlon/Skafafell area


– Morning shoot

– Optional shoot

– Vik Sunset shoot

– Vik area hotel


– To airport

Brilliant Routes

Each route selected and studied for the results of extraordinary photos

Smart Guides

It’s not that we are so smart, it’s just that we have tons of experiences.

Optimal Timing

We always pay attention in details, not too fast and not too late.

Unique Experience

Extraordinary experiences can only be achieved from teams that we prepared. 

Cancellation Policy

Your deposit is a firm commitment, and will be subject to a cancellation fee. For this reason, we recommend trip insurance. Please refer to the Payments, Cancellations, and Refunds section in our terms and conditions for the full details of our policies. Please do not make air travel arrangements until checking with us first.


While these descriptions represent the photo tour’s planned itinerary, we reserve the right to revise it without notice as we see fit. Details on this page are also subject to change without notice, including substitutions of tour leaders. We reserve the right to cancel the tour if the minimum number of participants is not met. And while we don’t anticipate this happening, we reserve the right to adjust the fees for this photo tour due to factors outside of our control, such as fluctuations in currency rates, political or governmental action, new applicable taxes, and related issues. Please do not purchase air travel before confirming with us. Participants are expected to be in fair health and be capable of spending the days walking around the various areas while carrying their own equipment and luggage. We can never count on the weather patterns in Lofoten. For this reason, we have our list of beautiful locations we’ll be going to, but we need to keep our schedule fluid, as we will be adapting to changing weather conditions on the ground.

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